Charlotte Danielson, a former economist, is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that, while ensuring teacher quality, also promote professional learning. She advises State Education Departments and National Ministries and Departments of Education, both in the United States and overseas.
Ms Danielson is a graduate of Cornell University (history), Oxford University (philosophy, politics, and economics) and Rutgers University (educational administration and supervision.) Her Framework for Teaching has become the most widely-used definition of teaching in the United States, and has been adopted as the single model, or one of several approved models, in over 20 states.
Ms. Danielson's many publications range from defining good teaching ("Enhancing Professional Practice: a framework for teaching," 2007), to organizing schools for student success ("Enhancing Student Achievement: a framework for school improvement," 2002), to teacher leadership ("Teacher Leadership that Strengthens the Profession," 2006), to professional conversations ("Talk about Teaching! Conducting Professional Conversations," 2009), to numerous practical instruments and training programs to assist practitioners in implementing her ideas.
Wednesday, April 24 Lillian M. Lowery, D.Ed.
Excellence, Equity, Efficiency — the three areas Maryland’s newly appointed State Superintendent of Schools said she is capitalizing on for every student, teacher, and administrator throughout the State. In April 2012, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed Dr. Lillian M. Lowery to take the helm of the nation’s number-one ranked State school system on July 1, 2012. In assuming her new role as Maryland State
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lowery expressed that she is excited to take Maryland’s outstanding education system to the next level—implementing the initiatives of the State’s third wave of education reform; supported by the federal Race to the Top [RTTT] grant.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Dr. Lowery was appointed Secretary of Education for the State of Delaware. She received her Doctorate of Education degree in Education and Policy Studies from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University [“Virginia Tech”], a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from North Carolina Central University. She was a Fellow in the Broad Foundation’s Urban Superintendents Academy in 2004.